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Rename-GPO

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Rename-GPO

Assigns a new display name to a GPO.

Syntax

Parameter Set: RenameByGUID
Rename-GPO -Guid <Guid> -TargetName <String> [-Domain <String> ] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: RenameByName
Rename-GPO [-Name] <String> -TargetName <String> [-Domain <String> ] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Rename-GPO cmdlet assigns a different, non-null display name to a GPO. This cmdlet has no effect on the GUID of the GPO.

Parameters

-Domain<String>

Specifies the domain for this cmdlet. You must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain (for example: sales.contoso.com).

For the Rename-GPO cmdlet, this is the domain of the GPO that you want to rename.

If you do not specify the Domain parameter, the domain of the user that is running the current session is used. (If the cmdlet is being run from a computer startup or shutdown script, the domain of the computer is used.) For more information, see the Notes section in the full Help.

If you specify a domain that is different from the domain of the user that is running the current session (or, for a startup or shutdown script, the computer), a trust must exist between that domain and the domain of the user (or the computer).

You can also refer to the Domain parameter by its built-in alias, "domainname". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Guid<Guid>

Specifies the GPO to rename by its globally unique identifier (GUID). The GUID uniquely identifies the GPO.

You can also refer to the Guid parameter by its built-in alias, "id". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the GPO to rename by its current display name.

The display name is not guaranteed to be unique in the domain. If another GPO with the same display name exists in the domain, an error occurs. You can use the Guid parameter to uniquely identify a GPO.

You can also refer to the Name parameter by its built-in alias, "displayname". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

Specifies the name of the domain controller that this cmdlet contacts to complete the operation. You can specify either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name. For example:

FQDN: DomainController1.sales.contoso.com

Host Name: DomainController1

If you do not specify the name by using the Server parameter, the PDC emulator is contacted.

You can also refer to the Server parameter by its built-in alias, "dc". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TargetName<String>

Specifies the new display name of the GPO. Because the display name may not be unique, an error is returned if another GPO in the domain has the same display name.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

    The GPO to rename. Collections that contain GPOs from different domains are not supported.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

    Rename-GPO returns the GPO (with the new display name).


Notes

  • You can use the Domain parameter to explicitly specify the domain for this cmdlet.

    If you do not explicitly specify the domain, the cmdlet uses a default domain. The default domain is the domain that is used to access network resources by the security context under which the current session is running. This domain is typically the domain of the user that is running the session. For example, the domain of the user who started the session by opening Windows PowerShell from the Program Files menu, or the domain of a user that is specified in a runas command. However, computer startup and shutdown scripts run under the context of the LocalSystem account. The LocalSystem account is a built-in local account, and it accesses network resources under the context of the computer account. Therefore, when this cmdlet is run from a startup or shutdown script, the default domain is the domain to which the computer is joined.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

Description

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This command renames the GPO named sampleGPO to securityGPO.


C:\PS>rename-gpo -name sampleGPO -targetname securityGPO 
DisplayName      : securityGPO 
DomainName : contoso.com
Owner : CONTOSO\Domain Admins
Id : 2c08f9b5-32c3-43fa-af8f-f1939b1ac8a0
GpoStatus : AllSettingsEnabled
Description :
CreationTime : 3/6/2009 4:20:25 PM
ModificationTime : 3/6/2009 4:20:24 PM
UserVersion : AD Version: 0, SysVol Version: 0
ComputerVersion : AD Version: 0, SysVol Version: 0
WmiFilter :

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